We Can Work To Stop Child Abuse
Homeless children include
those who meet the definition contained in the HEARTH act of 2009:
- Someone who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.
- Someone who has as a primary nighttime residence a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings, including a car, park, abandoned building, bus
or train station, airport, or camping ground.
- Someone living in a supervised publicly or privately
operated shelter designated to provide temporary living arrangements.
- Someone who resided in a shelter or place not meant for
human habitation and who is exiting an institution where he or she temporarily
- Someone who will imminently lose their housing, including
housing they own, rent, or live in without paying rent, are sharing with
others, and rooms in hotels or motels, has no subsequent residence identified,
and lacks the resources or support networks needed to obtain other permanent housing.
- A family that has experienced a long-term period without
living independently in permanent housing, has experienced persistent
instability as measured by frequent moves over such period, and can be expected
to continue in such status for an extended period of time because of chronic
disabilities, chronic physical health or mental health conditions, substance
addiction, histories of domestic violence or childhood abuse, the presence of a
child or youth with a disability, or multiple barriers to employment.